Sometimes we are even surprised what can be voice controlled. Today we are looking at an Voice controlled and internet connected…Oil diffuser! Yes you read that correctly you can now talk to your oil diffuser, thanks to Oitmm.
What does the Oitmm oil diffuser do?
It is a 200ml oil diffuser, with two misting modes – continuous mist and intermittent mist. It uses ultra sonic technology to diffuse the oil into the air. This is much safer than traditional candles or heat sources. To use it you add 200ml water and a few drops of your chosen essential oil into the reservoir.
If the diffuser runs out of water it turns off and no heat or flame remains. It also has seven different colour modes to add a relaxing glow, these can be controlled in the app or on the diffuser itself.
Where this diffuser is different is it connects to Alexa, Google Home and your smart home via IFTTT.
How easy is it to setup?
Easy, the unit itself comes pre-assembled, you just need to add water, oil and plug it in. Adding it to the app was easy, just install the app, give the app your WiFi password and discover the device.
To connect to Alexa you need to install the Smart Life skill in the Alexa app.
You then ask Alexa to discover devices and the diffuser is found.
The discovered name is a bit of a mouthful ‘essential oil diffuser’. We renamed it ‘diffuser’ in the Alexa app as its easier to remember and quicker to say. Once setup and renamed the command is ‘Alexa turn on diffuser’.
What’s the connectivity?
Oitmm has a lot of Smart home tech, it all connects to their Oitmm Smart App. The app is intuitive to use and has added benefit of scenes for controlling multiple devices or if an event occurs.
The diffuser only supports 2.4 GHz WiFi but that’s pretty standard. It supports Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. However where the diffuser gets very smart is it connects to IFTTT allowing you to connect it to your smart home and automate. For example after a few clicks we created a schedule to make it come on and off automatically daily. We also created a an Applet that turns on the diffuser if Footbot (our smart air quality monitor – read the review here) detects the bedroom humidity level is below optimal. Although as this is not a humidifier the impact is not huge but it helps.
How much does the smart diffuser Cost?
£34.99 on Amazon.co.uk – a very good price considering everything it connects too!
What’s it like living with it?
Great! The diffuser is very effective yet quiet enough to sleep through. We used lavender oil, great for bedroom relaxation. The Alexa integration is seamless and works perfectly, as does the IFTTT integration.
What are our final thoughts?
This is the future of oil diffuser – safe simple yet smart, also very effective at spreading amazing smells.
For more information have a look at there website: oittm.com